The Houston Hilltoppers played Senatobia in the first round of the playoffs a day after losing one of their own, Jamarcus Hall. The Toppers did not advance, and ended their season at 8-3. 

The Houston Hilltoppers took a heavy heart into Saturday’s 48-30 loss at Senatobia in the 4A playoffs.

The game was initially scheduled for Friday, but was pushed back a day after the sudden death of sophomore lineman Jamarcus Hall. There was no immediate cause of death.

Red Parker opened the scoring with a goal-line touchdown run and the Hilltoppers converted the two-point conversion to go up 8-0. The momentum quickly shifted to Senatobia after that, as the Warriors promptly took a 27-8 lead into halftime.

Houston came out hot out of the break, as Parker combined with Steele Brooks on a 62-yard touchdown and another two-point conversion. However, the Toppers couldn’t maintain the momentum as Senatobia answered with a 57-yard touchdown from Tyreese Hullette to Hunter Mabry. The Warriors never looked back.

Jalen Washington added two touchdowns on the ground.

Houston finished the season 8-3.

Houston played the game in the aftermath of Hall’s death. The sophomore prospect had an offer from Mississippi State, according to reports.

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